Communities 13 Inc.
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Spirit Of Community

Please realize we need to keep in groups of 50 so it will not be like past seasons. 

We have update our web site information so all users are safe and the youth can play hockey this season a privilege many do not have. We are also lucky that our facility will house two groups of 50 spectators so more than one family member can watch. The war we are fighting is against a pandemic not the people trying to keep everyone safe and playing the games we all love. Be Kind 

We are waiting on engineered drawings for our entrances and exits to ensure the safety of all users and that all changes meet the building code.  At this time all exit doors will be over seen by volunteers to ensure everyone safety until structures outside can be built.  

APM Centre Covid-19 Screening
  1. If you are feeling ill you are not permitted to use the building.
  2. If you have traveled outside of Atlantic bubble you are not permitted to use the building until you have served your 14 days of isolation.
  3. If you are coughing or sneezing please do so into your sleeve and immediately sanitize or wash your hands.
  4. If anyone using the facilities has come in contact with any person that is being screened for Covid-19, they are not permitted to enter the building.

APM Centre Covid-19 General Guidelines

  1. Thank everyone for patients as we work through operating with the covid-19 restrictions. 
  2. The staff on site will assist with questions and will be ensuring that we are following our operational plan and providing a safe environment for all users.
  3. Start time for all events will be staggered starts so please respect your arrival and departure time limits.
  4. It is strongly recommended that all building users wear a non-medical cloth mask while entering and exiting the building, in event that physical distancing can't be maintained. 
  5. Shower facilities are not available at this time to any user.  
  6. All participants must be registered with their group and have a name and phone number that is provided to the APM Centre Staff or the user group. Weight room and track Members will use their membership card to obtain entrance.  Every full member, weight room and track member must have a card attached to their name.
  7. One time booking groups will have a list of users ready ahead of the booking time names will not be collected in the lobby area. if at all possible. 
  8. Stairs and hallways are marked as a two way traffic area and will limit to one person at a time to allow for 6 ft. social distance. People are not permitted to loiter in the building. Some areas in the building are considered no stop zones and are used only to move people to their booked space.
  9. All users need to bring their own water bottle as there are no drinking stations.
  10. We have several locations for hand washing. There will be several stations with hand sanitizer.
  11. Where possible people should bring their own equipment for use in the building. (mats, balls etc)
  12.  Elevator use is limited to one person/ family at a time.

APM Centre Covid-19 Arena Guidelines

  1. Arrival Time on ice users: No more than ½ hour before Ice Time. All on ice users should be in the facility 15 minutes prior to ice time. Late arrivals will have to wait until it is safe to enter.  You will be late for your ice time start time.
  2. Departure Time: Hold in the dressing room until all spectators have been exited from the building and the team volunteers advise it is safe to leave (About 10 to 15 min). All participants must be gone within ½ hour after ice time.
  3. No spitting
  4. No Handshaking
  5. No use of Showers allowed at this time.
  6. Payment to be received in advance by e-transfer to (ensure centre is spelled correctly) or make a payment arrangement with General Manager.
  7. Main Contact for each group must provide their name and number this person will be responsible to ensure contact tracing is completed for your group.
  8. The arena is divided as follows: each group 50 person max important that all groups stay separate at entrance, exit and during activities:   on ice group,   off ice dressing rooms,  home spectators section 4, 5, and 6. and  away spectators section 1, 2, and 3,  
  9. On ice and/or dressing room groups includes players, coaches, officials and volunteers. People who tie skates and assist youth are to stay with their group as they move from the ice to dressing rooms. The designated space for volunteers is over by the official’s room.
  10. All coaches are to dress with the team. The officials’ room is only to be used by the officials. (Coaches of opposite sex above U13 will need to use hallway or if possible a separate dressing room if notified in advance) 
  11. Moving in, out and within the facility: please be respectful of all users allowing for 6ft distance whenever possible and if others are in a hallway please wait until this space is clear.
  12. Spectator groups entrance
    1. All spectators must wear a non-medical mask to be allowed entrance to the facility.
    2.  home team section 4,5 and 6  (first 50 entering the building) enters 3 minutes after start of ice time Contact tracing will be completed in the far end of the arena by dressing room 3 and 4 to speed up the time moving through the lobby area.
    3. away team Section 1, 2,and 3 (second 50 entering the building) enters 7 minutes after start of ice time (or once the lobby area is cleared) Contact tracing will be completed in right inside the arena doors.
    4. Groups must be counted in the lobby area to ensure the groups do not go over 50 people.
  13. Spectator groups exit
    1. home team section 4,5 and 6  (first 50 entering the building) 
      1. Exit while zamboni is cleaning the ice by dressing room 3 and 4  once the game is over and the teams have cleared the hallways. Each team must have a designated volunteer to assist in the exiting of the spectators. 
    1. away team Section 1, 2,and 3 (second 50 entering the building)
      1.  Exit while zamboni is cleaning the ice by dressing room 1 and 2 once the game is over and the teams have cleared the hallways. Each team must have a designated volunteer to assist in the exiting of the spectators. 
  14. Dressing rooms when possible will be a maximum of 11 people allowed in each dressing room to maintain 6ft distancing all spaces are marked in the room. Mask will be worn in the dressing rooms until helmets are put on for your ice time. (no more than 5 min before ice time).
  15. On ice maintain 6ft distancing when possible with incidental contact only.
  16. Participants cannot cross over from one group to the next. No back to back ice times for skaters. Coaches and officials must insure they are maintaining 6ft distancing if doing a back to back and if not possible they must wear a non-medical mask.
  17. Officials are to exit by dressing room 1 and 2 please ensure you allow for 6ft distance when other groups are moving through this area.
  18. No gear can be left in the dressing rooms or the officials’ room.  
  19. Under 7 age group will be one parent and one child at this time. Arrival 10 minutes prior and leaving 10 min after their ice time. When possible they should come dressed. Entrance will be by group as designated by NRMH some entering and exiting by dressing room 5 and some using the main entrance and exiting by dressing room 3 and 4.  Volunteers will be available to assist with this group.
  20. All groups will complete warmup on clean ice. (Junior C and Midget AAA) 
  21. All on ice participants must stay in the dressing room until it is time to move to the ice. No one should be standing in by the glass.
  22. We do have designated area for wheelchairs and those that cannot climb stairs. Please see a volunteer. 
  23. We do not have a warm room so please come dressed for the arena as all participants must stay in the seating area for the duration of the game or practice this includes any flood times during games.  
  24. All spectators must be in the building
    1. 1 hour games - 20 minutes after the start of the ice time. or sold out.
    2. 1.5 and 2  hour games - 30 minutes after the start of the ice time or sold out.
  25. Spectators please use the Washrooms in the Arena (1 person at a time)  if need for larger crowds the lobby washroom may be used (3 people at one time) must be monitored by user group.

APM Centre Covid-19 Gymnasium Guidelines

  1. All groups will need to pre-book the gymnasium.
  2. All one time groups will have to provide a list of participants and phone numbers prior to the booking. 
  3. All regular bookings will be responsible to complete contact tracing for the group and  maintain records for 30 days.
  4. Total number is provided at the time of booking. Any additions must be approved in advance of the booking.
  5. Arrival Time: No more than 5 min before booked time. All users must be in the facility during this time. 
  6. Departure Time: is immediately at the end of your booked time. All must be departed within 2 minutes.
  7. Group is asked to come dressed and ready for physical activity. 
  8. Shoes should be removed in the hallway to the gym and indoor shoes put on inside the gym area at the designated chairs in the gym. Absolutely no outdoor footwear allowed in the gym area.
  9. Court groups must do as best as possible to stay in their designated booked court. (6ft distancing must be respected)
  10. Fees for members and non-members see fees page. 
  11. Gymnasium users can use the locker room washrooms (max 2 people).
  12. During gymnasium use 6-ft distancing must be respected at all times, with the exception of incidental contact.
  13. Users must bring in their own personal equipment.  All users should clean their equipment after using it at the centre. 

APM Centre Covid-19 Weight Room and Walking Track Guidelines

  1. All users must have a change of footwear to use in the building.
  2. We ask that you enter, complete workout and then leave immediately following your work out. (if required we will move to a booking system) weight room and track members will use their membership card to obtain entrance.  Every member must have a card attached to their name.
  3. People are asked to come dressed and ready to work out. 
  4. Shoes are to be changed in designated area located upstairs in the boardroom.
  5. Entry: Enter through the main doors and head  straight to the 2nd floor.
  6. Departure: Exit through the designated door at the bottom of the stairs please don’t return to the lobby area on the main floor. (fire exit door as well). 
  7. In the weight room people are expected to clean equipment prior to and after use.  People must workout individually unless they are from the same household.
  8. Weight room limits to 12 people per room. (We have expanded the weight room into the for the classroom space to allow for social distancing)
  9. Walking track is limited to 15 people and all must walk in the same direction based on the time of day. People must walk single file unless they are from the same household.  Direction will change every 15 minutes.
  10. People are not permitted to bring small children to the weight room. Only youth over 14 years that would be working out.
  11. All members will be expected to card in to the facilities. Non-members must pay the guest fee and sign in at the canteen this option is only available is space allows and durring the hours of 8:30am to 9:00pm.
  12. Clients are encouraged to bring a yoga mat for floor exercises.
Hours of Operation for members: Track, and Weight Room Hours
For Gymnasium times you must book ahead.
November 11, 2020 hours 12:30pm to 10:30pm
Current Hours  
October 26, 2020 to March , 2021
October 26, 2020 to March 2021
March 2021 to May 2021
May 2021 to Sept 2021
Monday  to Thursday
 5:45am to 10:30pm

Friday 6:00am to 10:00pm
Monday to Thursday 
5:45am to 10:30pm

Friday 6:00am to 10:00pm
Monday to Thursday 
6:00am to 9:30pm

Friday 6:00am to 8:00pm
Monday to Thursday 
6:00am to 9:00pm

Friday 6:00am to 7:00pm
7:00am to 9:00pm
7:00am to 9:00pm
8:00am - 6:00pm
8:00am - 4:00pm
7:30am to 10:30pm 
7:30am to 10:30pm 
12:00pm to 9:30pm



Please Note: The hours of operation may change slightly without any notice due to events.  Please see signs in the building noting closures due to facility bookings and changes in schedules.  You can also check our event line for closure information at 902-628-8513.

Storm Closures: In the event of inclement weather, building closure will be announced on the local radio station.  You can also phone our information line at 902-628-8513, Ext. 225 for closure information.

Contact Information:
Phone: 628-8513        Fax: 628-8511    Web site:

General Manager:  Arena Booking
Donna Butler 

Extension 221   

Arena staff 

Extension 224

Staff on Duty (Fitness Class & Gymnasium Booking)
Please leave a message not always by the phone.  

Extension 225

Mailing Address:
37 Lowther Drive, P.O. Box 178, Cornwall , PE C0A 1H0

Communities 13 Inc. is a not for profit charitable organization incorporated to construct, own and operate the APM Centre multi-use recreational complex. Each resident of the 13 communities is a member of the organization. The thirteen communities consist of Afton, Clyde River, Cornwall, Darlington, Kingston, Hampshire, Meadowbank, Miltonvale Park, New Haven/Riverdale, North Wiltshire, Warren Grove and Winsloe South. The organization is governed by a board of directors representing the 13 communities, North River Minor Hockey Association and Cornwall and Area Skating association.

The Facility consists of a rink, gymnasium/community room, a walking track and a fitness/ weight room. The rink has an  ice surface 85 by 200 and seating for about 600 people. The arena has 6 - 450 sq. foot dressing rooms.  The gymnasium is the same size as a high school gymnasium and is capable of seating 350 people for community events.  The walking track circles above the gymnasium. The fitness/weight room is approximately 1200 square feet.  A male and female changing room with lockers is available for the walking and gym area. There is also a large board room for meetings and a 1200 square foot multi-purpose room with a view of the ice surface.  The facility has both a canteen and kitchen. There is parking for 250 cars and the facility is completely wheel chair accessible.

Communities 13 Inc Charitable Donations: Communities 13 Inc would like to thank all our past contributors for their charitable donations.  As a charitable organization all donations are used towards offsetting cost that would otherwise have to pass on to the children and other users of the facility within our communities. Over the past 5 year charitable donations have generated $45,900. This money has been applied to the repayment of debt and interest on the debt. Again thank you to these kind contributors.  Should you wish to become one of our contributors please contact Donna Butler at 628-8513 ext 221.